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Bates, Marcia – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2015
Introduction: Along with leading to growth in the numbers of people doing information work, the increasing role of information in our contemporary society has led to an explosion of new information professions as well. The labels for these fields can be confusing and overlapping, and what does and does not constitute an information profession has…
Descriptors: Information Science, Libraries, Librarians, Intellectual Disciplines
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Velagic, Zoran – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2014
Introduction: The point of departure for this paper is the twofold analogy (analogy of content, analogy of medium) between printed and electronic books, the aim being to draw attention to the usual perception of their capacities and relationships, to provide a rather detailed analysis of the outcome and sustainability of such analogies and…
Descriptors: Books, Electronic Publishing, Sustainability, Definitions
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Bawden, David; Robinson, Lyn – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Rolf Landauer declared in 1991 that "information is physical". Since then, information has come to be seen by many physicists as a fundamental component of the physical world; indeed by some as the physical component. This idea is now gaining currency in popular science communication. However, it is often far from clear…
Descriptors: Information Science, Physical Sciences, Scientific Concepts, Library Science
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Ma, Lia – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: The term "information" in information science does not share the characteristics of those of a nomenclature: it does not bear a generally accepted definition and it does not serve as the bases and assumptions for research studies. As the data deluge has arrived, is the concept of information still relevant for information…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Information Science, Information Science Education, Concept Formation
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Tennis, Joseph T. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This paper presents three metaphors of time present in knowledge organization systems. Analysis: These three metaphors the architectonic, ouroboric, and lachesic, can be used as lenses to analyse extant or newly designed knowledge organization systems. Conclusion: A foundational view of evaluating and theorizing about knowledge…
Descriptors: Organization, Time, Semantics, Information Science
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Cibangu, Sylvain K. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Just as we have created them, the new social media technologies have shaped every aspect of our societies. Meanwhile, information science has hardly addressed the ways in which these information technologies have shaped humans, and vice-versa. The major reason is the tendency and pressure to adjust (the needs of) humans to the ever…
Descriptors: Information Science, Information Science Education, Information Technology, Relevance (Education)
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Mercun, Tanja; Švab, Katarina; Harej, Viktor; Žumer, Maja – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: To provide valuable services in the future, libraries will need to create better information systems and set up an infrastructure more in line with the current technologies. The "Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records" conceptual model provides a basis for this transformation, but there are still a number of…
Descriptors: Information Systems, Library Development, Library Services, Bibliographic Databases
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Frické, Martin H. – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: Faceted classification appears to be of utmost importance. Ersatz facets, resource faceting and tag faceting: The distinctions are drawn between facets and ersatz facets, and between faceted resources and faceted tags. Single tag resource faceting and multiple tag information object faceting: The basic features are explored of single…
Descriptors: Classification, Indexing, Information Science
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Moring, Camilla; Lloyd, Annemaree – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This paper considers practice theory and the analytical implications of using this theoretical approach in information literacy research. More precisely the aim of the paper is to discuss the translation of practice theoretical assumptions into strategies that frame the analytical focus and interest when researching workplace…
Descriptors: Workplace Literacy, Information Literacy, Research, Communities of Practice
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Kimble, Chris – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This article returns to a theme addressed in Vol. 8(1) October 2002 of the journal: knowledge management and the problem of managing tacit knowledge. Method: The article is primarily a review and analysis of the literature associated with the management of knowledge. In particular, it focuses on the works of a group of economists who…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Literature Reviews, Economics, Codification
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Huzar, Timothy Jozef – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This paper applies the thought of Jacques Rancière to the concept of democracy as it is traditionally understood in library studies literature. Methods: The paper reviews a cross-section of instances of the link between democracy and the public library in library studies literature. It offers a close textual analysis of Michael…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Democracy, Social Theories, Library Role
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Wang, Lin – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Background: Cultural-historical activity theory is an important theory in modern psychology. In recent years, it has drawn more attention from related disciplines including information science. Argument: This paper argues that activity theory and domain analysis which uses the theory as one of its bases could bring about some important…
Descriptors: Information Science, Social Theories, Intellectual Disciplines, Holistic Approach
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Garcia Lopez, Fatima; Caridad Sebastian, Mercedes; Morales Garcia, Ana Maria – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2012
Introduction: The percentage of foreign-born residents in Spain has multiplied almost fourfold over the last decade. Immigration has changed our society, both from a demographic and economic perspective, and from a cultural and political prospective. The Spanish public library network, a democratic institution that provides services, initially, of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Libraries, Library Services, Library Networks
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Monreal, Concha Soler; Gil-Leiva, Isidoro – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2011
Introduction: Several controlled vocabularies are used for indexing three journal articles to check if better or equal consistency rates are achieved with a list of descriptors than with a standard thesaurus and augmented thesaurus. Method: A terminology set for library and information Science was used to build a list of descriptors with…
Descriptors: Expertise, Information Science Education, Journal Articles, Information Science
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Tomic, Taeda – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2010
Introduction: Philosophical analyses of theoretical principles underlying these sub-domains reveal philosophy of information as underlying meta-theory of information science. Method: Conceptual research on the knowledge sub-domains in information science and philosophy and analysis of their mutual connection. Analysis: Similarities between…
Descriptors: Information Science, Philosophy, Theories, Information Retrieval
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